Air quality is one of the main external factors that affects asthma and asthma symptoms. To understand how air quality and ventilation are connected to asthma, we must first understand the factors that contribute to air quality.
Air pollution is a major factor in determining air quality. The EPA defines air pollution as any visible or invisible particle or gas found in the air, that is not part of the natural composition of air. This means that air pollution can come from a variety of sources, including natural and man-made factors.
Artificial sources can be anything from car exhaust and industrial by-products, to ozone or cigarette smoke. Natural air pollutants such as forest fires or dust particles can also cause serious issues for asthma sufferers.
Biological Asthma Triggers
Biological sources of asthma triggers like allergens and mold can be just as irritating or dangerous for people with asthma. For people that suffer from asthma and are allergic to the flora or fauna of Nevada, being over-exposed to allergens can have a devastating effect.
How Can I Reduce Pollutants and Allergens in My Home?
Air Quality Check
One of the first things that you want to check is the air quality of your home. Air quality monitors like AirAdvice can help determine the air quality of your home and create an assessment that details the level of pollutants like carbon dioxide, bacteria, allergens or other airborne particles.
Seal Your Home
Ensure that your home is protected from external airborne irritants by identifying and sealing any air leaks. This will not only help to protect your home from air pollutants and allergens, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home, by helping to better regulate the temperature of your home’s interior.
Having a certified, up-to-date ventilation system in your home can make a huge difference in air quality, especially for people with asthma. Be sure to check for things like air leaks, mold and anything else that can compromise the integrity of your home’s air quality.
Change Your Air Filters
The air filters on things in your home like vents and furnaces are designed to catch airborne particles like dust and allergens. Replacing them on a routine schedule will help to keep your home’s air quality from becoming an issue and can even help you save on heating and cooling bills. If you don’t know how or when to change your filters, get in touch with an expert heating and cooling company to come take a look.
Ease Asthma By Improving Your Air Quality
Your home should be a safe haven from air pollutants and allergies. If you or a loved one suffers from asthma, it is even more important to maintain a high level of air quality in your home. If you would like to learn more about how to improve the air quality in your home or to schedule an appointment with air quality experts, please give us a call or fill out an appointment request today!